Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Sanity

Sanity, n. A state of mind which immediately precedes and follows murder.

2005 Update: A condition diagnosed by the absence of its absence that can be prevented with regular monitoring and remedied with persistent care.

Editor's note: "Sanity Clause" gags go straight to the fireplace.

30 comments:

karma said...

sounds like a sanitised version

Sar said...

Sanity - a state of mental euphoria one enjoys prior to having children.

Jamie Dawn said...

It takes a sane, sound mind to continue visiting and contributing at this blog. And yes, murder has come to mind a time or two.
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BTW, my bro is in Pasadena. I am up north from there along Interstate 5. My parents are up by me also. My bro and dad and I are taking a trip in early August to visit my great aunt, age 91. My dad and bro have not seen her in fifteen years. I saw her last fall. I think I'll get some good blogging from it. She's quite a kick!

Doug said...

Karma, that's the only version I know.

Sar, is that what I'm feeling? I thought I'd had a head cold for 37 years.

Jamie Dawn, what have I done?!?!? How far up I-5? I'm in Sacramento a lot.

pia said...

A clause by...just kidding

a state only noticed when it's absence becomes glaringly apparent.

Well, I'm new to this, but it's fun

Tom & Icy said...

I love that "Sanity Clause"! *howl* That was sure funny. That was our pia pun for the day!

dddragon said...

Sanity - that little voice in your head that gives you good advice that you do not follow. The other voice that you do follow is that of The Devil.

I went to school @ CalArts, right off I-5 at the Valencia/Newhall exit (McBean Pkwy).

Indeterminacy said...

I can't comment on this one as I've just been called the opposite. Twice.

a4g said...

From the DSM-IV (Devil's Service Manual)

Sanity: An extreme form of psychosis, distinguished by low levels of self-reverence, a sense that right and wrong are largely settled matters, and an inability to take advanced degrees seriously. It remains the only clinical diagnosis which excludes as "temperamentally unsuitable" the aspiring psychoanalyst.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Sanity, n. A term used by mental health professionals when describing a state of mind, which never existed in the first place, which when lost provides said mental health professionals with a European vacations, large homes, expensive dental work and state of the art electronics.


Sar: That is a catch 22 yes?


I am at work and so if this sucks when I review it later I maintain the “right to remove".

Doug said...

Pia, nice. Thanks.

Dddragon, that's a good definition. By the way, I'm going to find it hugely ironic if "Sanity" is the word that brings all us Californians together.

Indie, is that what verucht means? I thought it was "fruity."

a4g, Great definition but I like the DSM-IV NR (name revision) better. Someday I'll tell you how I handed out copies to my senior staff and took them back two weeks later.

Alice, please leave it. I like it, unless you want to replace it with one o'them European Vacations.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

A state which I have been in for a long time. Everyone says that I am in sane.

Sreekesh Menon said...
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Sreekesh Menon said...

quick!, somebody call the lost and found.

Doug said...

Is that near Pennsylvania, TLP?

Sreekesh, did you check your back pocket?

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Sanity, n. Mythological equilibrium, as ascertained by a mythological consensus.

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actonbell said...

doug:Is Sanity a place in PA? Were you thinking of Aerosmith's A Little South Of Sanity, PA? I don't know if there really is one, maybe they're pickin' on PA because they figure there must be, along with Intercourse, Bird-in-hand, and Blue Balls. Maybe that's "south of sanity." Wait. Why is south always derogatory?

Minka said...

In your honour I got a map and learned all the states of teh USA. I can no name all 50 and point to them on the map. What a sane way of spending the last hour :)

Rio said...

those thoughts that tell me to stop calling him

Goa'uld said...

Sanity: a condition of mind that is considered normal, but is a result of ignorance for bad things such as when your favorite show ends in "To Be Continued".

Doug said...

Gabriel, that's what all you crazy people say.

Actonbell, you give me too much credit. I was playing on your mom's joke. Now that you mention it, though, that has to be the only time Aerosmith passed on Intercourse.

Monika, for extra credit look up my April 2 post and let me know if you need a sponsor.

Rio, I'd wondered who that voice was talking to now.

Goa'uld, dear, let it go. That was a week ago ;)
Good definition, though. And I might have to start watching Stargate. Get in touch with my inner child genius.

weirsdo said...

Sanity: separates nice from naughty.

(If you put this up the chimney you're gonna be sorry.)

Doug said...

How's that, Weirsdo? Not going to put something humiliating on Pansifiles about me, are you?

Sar said...

Alice - I suppose it is! Now, how do we go about wrangling one of those cushy European vacation for ourselves?

LeesahEm. said...

sanity-the thing I am losing as I sit here trying to come up with a witty definition.

Doug said...

Sar, don't forget you'll need to find a suitable head case. Now where will you find one?

Just let it flow, Lisa.

Comfort Addict said...

A state of mind in which you accord with the acceptable and accept it accordingly.

Doug said...

Comfort Addict, as always, nice wordplay.

dddragon said...

Doug: as it turns out, the "to be continued" episode ALSO ended in "to be continued"

We all cried AAARRGGHH!!

Doug said...

Oh, poor Goa'uld!